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Alyeska Resort will Host the Third Annual
Alyeska Pipeline Masters Super Pipe Competition to be held March 10
February 24, 2012 (Girdwood, Alaska) – The Alyeska Resort Pipeline Super Pipe will host its first competition of the season on Saturday, March 10 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. The Alyeska Pipeline Masters competition is open to skiers and snowboarders ages 13 and older. Prizes will be provided by zAK’s Boardroom and Alyeska Mountain Shop. Spectators will be able to watch the athletes compete and stay warm around a bonfire at the base of the 440 foot half pipe. An awards ceremony will immediately follow the competition.
The super pipe opened on Saturday, February 25 and is located just below the mid-way point of Chair 7. Preparations for opening the super pipe required many hours of dedicated snowmaking and grooming time. The super pipe utilizes an in-ground design which typically reduces the amount of snow needed to open and takes advantage of natural snowfall accumulation. The terrain park and super pipe crew started making snow for the super pipe in December, taking advantage of the cold temperatures. To shape and maintain the super pipe, the resort uses an 18-foot Zaugg Pipe Monster grooming machine. The Super Pipe is 440 ft in length and 56 ft in width with 18 ft walls.
Registration forms are available online and completed forms can be dropped off at the Alyeska Resort Tram Ticket Office until 4:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 10. Parental signature is required for athletes 13 to 17 years in age and helmets are required for all participants. The competition is open to skiers and riders and the entry fee is $25 per person. Please note, the cost of a lift ticket is not included in the entry fee. Call 754-2275 for more detailed registration information or visit AlyeskaResort.com.
About Alyeska Resort (www.AlyeskaResort.com)
Alyeska Resort is Alaska's premier year-round destination featuring The Hotel Alyeska, an award-winning 303 room full-service property. Located just 40 miles from Anchorage and Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Alyeska Resort is your base camp for summer and winter excursions. Alyeska Resort stands out during ski season with 643” of average snowfall annually and the longest-continuous double black diamond ski run in North America. Learn more about the resort and plan your Alaskan adventure at www.AlyeskaResort.com or 800.880.3880.